At the Southern Seminary Apologetics Institute, sponsored by the Center for Christian Apologetics and the Dehoney Center, you will learn how to defend your faith and share the gospel with confidence.
Dr. Fesko has taught at Reformed Theological Seminary Atlanta since 2000 while he served as a pastor in Northwest Atlanta and now as Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at RTS Jackson. He has been an ordained minister since 1998 in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church serving as a church planter, pastor, and now teacher. Dr. Fesko’s interests include early modern Reformation and post-Reformation theology, the integration of biblical and systematic theology, as well as soteriology, especially the doctrine of justification. Dr. Fesko has authored or edited more than twenty books and written fifty published essays for various journals and books.
Jones oversees doctoral studies at Southern Seminary while also teaching in the areas of family ministry and applied apologetics. Before coming to Southern, he led churches in Missouri and Oklahoma as pastor and associate pastor. Jones has authored or edited more than a dozen books, including The God Who Goes Before You; Perspectives on Family Ministry; and Christian History Made Easy. In 2016, the Evangelical Christian Publishing Association awarded Dr. Jones a Gold Medallion book of the year award for his book How We Got the Bible. He is married to Rayann and they have four daughters: Hannah, Skylar, Kylinn, and Katrisha. Dr. Jones serves as one of the teaching pastors at the Midtown congregation of Sojourn Collective.
R. Albert Mohler Jr. is the ninth president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he is also the Joseph Emerson Brown Professor of Christian Theology. He is an esteemed authority on contemporary issues, and his writings have been published throughout the United States and Europe. In addition to his presidential duties, Mohler hosts two programs: “The Briefing,” a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview and “Thinking in Public,” a series of conversations with the day’s leading thinkers. Mohler is an ordained minister and has served as pastor and staff minister of several Southern Baptist churches. He is married to Mary, and they have two children, Katie and Christopher, and two grandchildren, Benjamin and Henry. Read more about Mohler and his ministry at www.albertmohler.com.
Dr. Kevin M. Jones joined the faculty at Cedarville University in 2020. He is a native of Louisville, Kentucky, and has varied experience in public school systems, homeschooling, collegiate level teaching, and administration. He previously held posts at Boyce College and Kentucky State University. He has served as a lay pastor at Buck Run Baptist Church, Forest Baptist Church, and Watson Memorial Baptist Church. Jones’ longing is to see fathers build resilient sons and to see teachers and leaders influence the lives of students nationally and internationally, teaching and leading unto the glory of God.
Michael was raised in the international cities of Taipei, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Manila. At an early age, Michael developed a love for the vibrancy of cities. After completing a BS in Social Work from Samford University and working for a couple of years, he went to Gateway Seminary in the San Francisco Bay Area where he completed an MDiv and ThM (theology). Michael and his wife moved to Southeast Asia in 2005, working in a variety of roles with development agencies. During this time, Michael completed a PhD in urban missiology. Michael serves on the faculty of two graduate schools. In addition to a number of articles and book chapters, Michael has authored/co-authored several books, including: Sowing Seeds of Change: Cultivating Transformation in the City(Urban Loft, 2015) and City Shaped Churches: Planting Churches in the Global Era (Urban Loft, 2018).
|6pm||“Apologetics in a Secular Age,” R. Albert Mohler|
|7pm||Coffee and refreshments|
|7:30pm||“What Makes Apologetics ‘Reformed’?,” J.V. Fesko|
|9:00am||“The Church as Apologetic Community,” Timothy Paul Jones|
|10:30am||“Thomas Aquinas and Apologetics in the Reformed Tradition,” J.V. Fesko|
|11:30am||Lunch on your own|
|1pm||“Evangelism, Apologetics, and Reformed Theology,” Panel|
|1:45pm||Breakout Session I
|2:30pm||Breakout Session II
|3:30pm||“Reformed Apologetics in a Secular Age,” J.V. Fesko|
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